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Reply to comment by /u/Freux in Violence and men by /u/Freux

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ravengrace wrote

I don't think it makes the space less welcoming. I haven't listened to the podcast but those are my personal reflections. I don't think violence is wrong and I'm not a pacifist.I think that machoism is a problem within some circles, especially when the people are involved are putting others in unsafe situations without talking it through, or don't value the many types of work and labour that goes into the movement. Another thing they do thats problematic is shame you for not putting your safety on the line without recognizing different abilities and people's boundaries, some people have kids that depend on them and can't put their bodies on the line, etc.

Anyways, I think raddle is a very welcoming space and I appreciate the work that goes into making it a safe space from an anti-oppression lens.

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ravengrace wrote

I am a woman in my early 20s. I go to self defense classes , I advocate punching Nazis , etc . However what we mean when we are talking about this is violence and aggression for the sake of violence and aggression because of men's personal issues. For example , manarchists who want to punch Nazis but really they just want to punch anyone because they had a messed up childhood. They want us to do the emotional labour for thejr problems and are often problematic and aggressive. ( Taking up a lot of space , being condescending, etc) they violence is good to use in any situation without checking in or thinking it through. They want to learn violence but don't want to learn other skills like communication skills. ( Not saying we should debate Nazis but communication skills are very important for anyone especially those in radical movements )

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ravengrace wrote (edited )

You're safe now :) don't go back to that store, if you really want to wait 6 months then go back and see if they notice you. If they had anything on you the police would be at your door.

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ravengrace wrote

get all our friends together and make an agreement not to rat eachother out. do not give the cops any information what so ever. don't let them pressure you or manipulate you because they will try to get anything they can out of you. just say i want to talk to my lawyer. get a lawyer if you can.

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ravengrace wrote

I've been lifting a lot of clothes , I want to lift my boyfriend some timberlands. And his daughter some outfits. I've also been lifting leather jackets at value village because I'm upcycling them into wallets! I'm cutting cool designs for decals and cut outs with an art laser that I'm borrowing at the art.gallery.